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Senses Restaurant

Average price €60
648 reviews

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Lars Bertelsen is a chef bursting with creativity, as guests will notice in the presentation, diverse textures and sometimes surprising flavour ...

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Aan de Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam Centrum vind je dit modern ingerichte restaurant. Installeer je aan de met wit linnen gedekte tafels en begraaf je op de comfortabele bank of één van de zachte stoelen en laat je verrassen door de prachtige gerechten van chef Lars. De chef laat zich inspireren door de vijf zintuigen en gebruikt voor zijn gerechten de beste biologische en duurzame ingrediënten. Ook is hij een koning in het gebruik van verschillende texturen en verrassende smaken. Je kunt hier ware kunstwerken op je bord verwachten. Prachtig om te zien, maar ook heerlijk om van te snoepen. De gerechten die uit de open keuken komen zijn het beste te omschrijven als Frans klassiek, met een moderne twist. Bij Senses eet je 3-,4-,5-,6- of 7-gangen tasting menu.

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  • MICHELIN 2020

Restaurant menu

  • Average price €60 Special request

Chef Lars Bertelsen recommends…


Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

Ratings & Reviews

based on 648 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.6/10
Service :9.4/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Kesar V.
    Kesar V.
    • one review

    Nice restaurant. My friend and I had a 4-course lunch menu. The food was simply great, totally worth the money. The staff was also very helpful and attentive. Will be coming back for dinner.

  2. Donna J.
    Donna J.
    • one review

    One of the best I’ve ever had

  3. Joe D.
    Joe D.
    • one review

    A terrific time out, with terrific food. Their strength seems to be combining flavors in fascinating ways. We loved it. But note: it's a fixed menu, so if you have major food issues, this might not be the place for you. (They were able to accommodate my wife's vegetarian diet, but I'm not sure how well they would do with specific food allergies. Contact them first.)

  4. Andre V.
    Andre V.
    • one review

    Great food and service. The staff was professionel and attentious. The food was flavorous and the presentation was nice. The place is cosy and the menu course surprised me.

  5. Joachim F.
    Joachim F.
    • 39 reviews

    This is a fine dining restaurant in a little hotel. The service was excellent and the food very good - only the design of the restaurant is somewhat odd and rather cold.

  6. Anna R.
    Anna R.
    • one review

    The food and service was excellent!!! They explained what each dish was made of .The interior is very cute! Wine bar in the middle of the cafe under the glass floor is very atmospheric! Thank you!!!????????

  7. Thomas K.
    Thomas K.
    • one review

    Really great food. The dishes looked like small

  8. Cary C.
    Cary C.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was excellent as was the wine pairing but it was more expensive than expected. The staff were welcoming and knowledgable

  9. Tim S.
    Tim S.
    • one review


  10. Christian C.
    Christian C.
    • 14 reviews

    Great evening with various great moments, every serving was exceptional.

  11. Kimberly T.
    Kimberly T.
    • 2 reviews

    Best meal I’ve had in a very long time (and I go to a lot of high end restaurants). The wine pairings were especially good. Quiet but not staid atmosphere (at lunch). Fantastic, knowledgeable server. Beautiful presentations. Not a single complaint. Pure happiness.

  12. Lucijan V.
    Lucijan V.
    • 2 reviews

    Perfect dinner.

  13. Liza M.
    Liza M.
    • 3 reviews

    This is our anniversary dinner. The staff were welcoming despite we were half an hour late. Every single dish was beautifully designed and was definitely a delight. They were presently in fine details. The cutlery was well matched with the dishes. We will definitely be back soon.

  14. Ferruccio R.
    Ferruccio R.
    • 9 reviews

    Positive experience, very professional service, warm welcome, skillfully prepared dishes but I was expecting something more and more special! Seabass was exceptional, excellent wine paring. The bill really too expensive, even we were charged for "2 x unlimited water service - 9 euros" when we didn't drink water, just the wine! I did not protest because it was "parva materia", however a lack of attention.

  15. Dennis S.
    Dennis S.
    • one review

    Definitely a great place to eat! Food was awesome - all small little bites. They ask if you want a sparkling Rose with the first free bite, however do not tell you that you have to pay for it. All the wine pairings were very good and described well. If you get tap water NOTE: that you need to flag them down for a refill as they only check on the still and sparking water for clients who are paying for them

  16. Navid A.
    Navid A.
    • one review

    Wow! Easily the best meal my family and I had in Amsterdam. My twins and I had the 4 course and my husband the 6 course with wine pairing. The food was delicious and innovative and the service was just perfect.

  17. Frans J.
    Frans J.
    • one review

    we had a 4 course dinner including the wine arrangement at senses and we enjoyed the delicious tasts & colours. Some dishes even were almost to beautiful to eat :) .We will certainly come back and enjoy this "event" again. Frans, Mieke & friends

  18. Dr. Barbara P.
    Dr. Barbara P.
    • one review

    Excellent food, superb service, a memorable evening!

  19. Gary R.
    Gary R.
    • one review

    The dishes were delicate, beautiful to look at and delivered complex flavour surprises. The staff were friendly and unhurried with explanations and even laughed at my husband's jokes.

  20. Esther K.
    Esther K.
    • one review

    The dishes were excellent and of surprises, we totally luff them! Every dish presented was of delectable flavors which truly excited our taste buds for more. We enjoyed our lunch a great deal and it remained one of the best highlights of our Amsterdam trip. We absolutely recommend the restaurant & Thank you Senses! :)

More information

Opening time

Monday until Sunday

- Lunch 12:00 - 15:00 (arrivé until 14:00hrs)

- Dinner 18:00 - 22:30

Make your reservation on www.sensesrestaurant.nl

How to get to the restaurant

Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Public transport

Tram 24

Directions to get there

Paid parking nearby; Reguliersdwarsstraat or Stopera. Otherwise at the Herengracht

About the restaurant

Bij Senses by Lars Bertelsen worden onconventionele en creatieve gerechten bereid, gemaakt van dagelijks verse en waar mogelijk duurzame ingrediënten. Het keukenteam maakt jouw gerechten klaar in de open keuken binnen het moderne en stijlvolle restaurant. Laat je zintuigen prikkelen en ga voor het onverwachte. Maak een keuze uit het wekelijks wisselende 3 tot 6 gangen verrassingsmenu. Laat je leiden door de vijf zintuigen en ga op ontdekkingsreis. Chef Lars Bertelsen en zijn teams kijken ernaar uit jou van een tintelend en oogstrelend culinaire beleving te voorzien! Online kunt u tot 4 personen reserveren. Voor 5 tot 8 personen kunt u online een aanvraag sturen of telefonisch contact opnemen. Graag dieet- en/of allergiewensen doorgeven bij het reserveren.


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